Jellys Dance Cafe Calendar… Pier 50 San Francisco

January 12, 2010 by  
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February 7 ��     ��      Orq. Borinquen          DJ Waltdigz
February 14             Julio Bravo           ��         KPFA DJ Luis Medina
February 21             DOUBLEHEADER: $15 Cover
��                              Mazacote and Eric Rangel y su Orq. America      DJ Antonio
February 28             Avance                          DJ Waltdigz

March 7     ��           Rumbache                        DJ Waltdigz
March 14                Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonia               KPFA DJ Luis Medina
March 21                La Moderna Tradicion   ��DJ Antonio
March 28     �� ��        Avance       ��                  DJ Waltdigz

Rock with You: A Tribute to Michael Jackson, January 22 & 23, The Cowell Theater, Fort Mason

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Join Bay Area dancer, singer, and choreographer Seaon Stylist-Bristol as well as Grammy-nominated musician Rebeca Mauleón in celebrating the King of Pop with a Latin twist.

“Rock with you” features a selection of Michael Jackson’s hits like The way you make me feel and Remember the time, sung live by Seaon and accompanied by an all-star salsa and Latin jazz band directed by Rebeca. The songs will be performed to a variety of Latin rhythms, including salsa, cha-cha-cha, merengue, and even reggaeton.

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Cuban Salsa Night at Cascal Mountain View, Mar 19th

December 31, 2009 by  
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cascal_smallCascal is proud to feature Traditional Cuban Salsa, Son Montuno and Merengue LIVE!  No cover charge!

400 Castro St. Mountain View


Pepito Gomez Nov 10th Yoshis Oakland

November 5, 2009 by  
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Pepito Gomez

Live from Yoshi's Oakland

West Coast Premiere
of the "Traditional Project"

November 10th, 2009

One 8PM Show – $16

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WEST COAST PREMIERE of José "Pepito" Gómez's "Traditional Project," featuring Ariacne Trujillo on piano in a quintet of jazz/Cuban musicians, 8 pm show only.

Pepito Gómez  has taken the U.S. by storm since his May 2008 arrival from Cuba. He has earned the respect and admiration of Ben Ratliff, New York times music reviewer, fellow musicians, and fans. His popularity all over the world has been highlighted by sold-out venues like the 5000-person capacity La Tropical in Rome.  His tenor voice, both beautiful and strong, has a unique timbre which is very rarely found.


Nov 25th Avance at Siberia Night Club Pre-Thanksgiving Dance Party!

November 5, 2009 by  
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Wednesday November 25th, 2009 Next day is a holiday

Live from Siberia Night Club

DJ Bosco Vega & DJ Antonio

Salsa lessons at 8:30pm

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Brand new club with hardwood dance floor, state-of-the-art sound system, VIP lounge, full bar and great location. Parking available at 12th Street and Kissiling

Siberia Night Club
314 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Halloween Dance Party at La Pena Cultural Center Friday October 31st Get your tickets online now!

October 17, 2009 by  
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$50 Prize to best costume!

Don't miss this unique holiday dance party and traditional son concert.

Halloween Dance Party with Los Boleros. In a time of modern salsa and timba,

Los Boleros stays true to the traditional sound of an era when music was golden.

Cuban son montuno and traditional salsa with that Buena Vista Social Club Vibe.

This is the Friday night before Halloween so you can still to the kids thing the next day. Let's have some adult fun! 🙂

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Los Boleros Havana Dance Party

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SF Jazz Calender, Lots of great stuff in here!

October 15, 2009 by  
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27th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Presents

Omara Portuondo
Tuesday, October 20, 8PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
$35/$55/$80 Premium
3301 Lyon (at Bay), San Francisco, 94123
(866) 920 – 5299,

A living legend for decades in her native Cuba, Omara Portuondo finally gained international fame as part of Buena Vista Social Club. Born in Havana in 1930, Portuondo first entered show business as a dancer at the city’s famous cabaret Tropicana. Soon afterwards, she embarked on a singing career that earned her the sobriquet “la novia del filin” (literally, the “fiancée of feeling”). Portuondo’s reputation only increased during the ‘50s through the ‘70s, singing with some of the most important and beloved Cuban bands of the time such as Cuarteto d’Aida and Orquesta Aragon. But it was her 1996 duet with vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer on “Veinte Años” for Buena Vista Social Club that introduced her to U.S. audiences. Two critically-acclaimed solo albums for World Circuit and sold-out international tours followed. Her latest release, 2008’s Gracias, celebrates her sixth decade as an entertainer. For her first U.S. tour since 2004, she revisits the romantic Afro-Cuban boleros and Brazilian-inspired jazz that first made her a star.


27th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Presents
Omar Sosa Quartet featuring Tim Eriksen;
John Santos Sextet
Thursday, October 22, 7:30PM
Herbst Theatre
$25/$45/$65 Premium
Pre-Concert Talk with John Santos
401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister), San Francisco, 94102
(866) 920 – 5299,
A double dose of Afro-Caribbean soul pairs two of the most high profile bandleaders in Latin American music. Born in the city of Camagüey, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa arrived in the Bay Area in 1995 after two years in Ecuador, providing a jolt of creative energy to the local scene while honing an unprecedented blend of sacred Afro-Cuban chants, Ecuadoran rhythms, hip-hop and post-bop improvisation. Based in Barcelona for the past decade, Sosa expands his musical travelogue on his latest album Across the Divide, incorporating old-time American sounds from Appalachia. Tim Eriksen, the leading proponent of “northern roots,” joins Sosa on fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocals for a unique global gumbo.  Sosa shares the bill with percussionist John Santos, a frequent collaborator who has been a galvanizing force on the Bay Area Latin music scene since the mid-1970s.
A visionary bandleader, producer and educator, Santos is a four-time Grammy® Award-nominee who is always looking to make new connections between Afro-Caribbean musical forms. Over the past three decades, he’s performed and recorded with many of the giants in jazz and Latin music, including Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Bebo Valdés, Eddie Palmieri, Francisco Aguabella, Max Roach and Chocolate Armenteros. Lately Santos has focused on his beautifully calibrated sextet, which showcases some of the region’s finest Latin jazz musicians.


27th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Presents
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quintet
Friday, October 23, 8:00PM
Herbst Theatre
$30/$50/$70 Premium
401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister), San Francisco, 94102
(866) 920 – 5299,
From awe-inspiring percussive excursions to intricately constructed rhapsodic flights, piano virtuoso Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s music travels on an extraordinary arc. The scion of an illustrious Cuban musical family, Rubalcaba gained fame on the American jazz scene in the early 1990s with his relentlessly syncopated performances. But in recent years, he’s developed an intensely lyrical body of compositions marked by his rigorous attention to structure and exquisite dynamic control. He still delivers dazzling passages that seem to span the entire history of Cuban music, but now he also slows down to savor the melodies. After nearly a dozen stellar albums for Blue Note, Rubalcaba released his most captivating CD yet last year with Avatar, a quintet session that marks his first foray with a cast of younger musicians. He brings the same amazing band to San Francisco, featuring Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry, a groundbreaking bandleader in his own right, and rising trumpet star Michael Rodriguez, who made his SFJAZZ debut last year with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra.
27th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Presents
Poncho Sanchez
Saturday, October 24, 8:00PM
Herbst Theatre
Non-Members: $30/$50/$70 Premium
Members: $22/$37/$52 Premium
401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister), San Francisco, 94102
(866) 920 – 5299,
Conga king Poncho Sanchez leads one of the most high-profile Latin jazz bands from his home in Los Angeles, but his ties to Northern California run deep. Sanchez recorded two memorable live albums at Kimball’s East in Emeryville, and spent eight formative years with pioneering Bay Area vibraphonist Cal Tjader. Since taking up Tjader’s mantle 30 years ago, Sanchez has become a Latin jazz icon, a crowd-pleasing bandleader whose formidable combo alternates between dance–inducing mambo beats, scorching salsa soul and tightly arranged jazz numbers. His latest CD, Raise Your Hand, continues a brilliant run at the Concord label group, where they have released 22 albums by the burly conguero. 
27th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival Presents
Alfredo Rodríguez
Sunday, October 25, 7:00PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
$25 GA
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(866) 920 – 5299,
Alfredo Rodríguez, 24, is the latest piano sensation from Cuba, and his career is taking off with a little help from music mogul Quincy Jones. A major force as a player and producer in Havana by his late teens, Rodríguez got his big break in 2006 when he landed a gig at the Montreux Jazz Festival and unexpectedly received permission to attend. Determined to seek greater opportunity, he made the painful decision to defect to the U.S. last January. Like earlier Cuban keyboard maestros Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdes, Rodríguez is steeped in the European classical tradition, Cuban popular music and modern jazz. His Bay Area debut tops off an auspicious year including a recording session produced by Jones and riveting performances at SXSW and the Playboy Jazz Festival.

October 31st Halloween Party at Roccapulco

October 15, 2009 by  
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The Most Sought-After Salsa Orchestra in Los Angeles

Plus DJ Tony O & DJ Luis Caballero

The highly anticipated sophomore release, from the West Coast's most sought after Salsa Orchestra has arrived. After a tremendous run with "Pura Vida", Dimelo! Records has produced and released "Maria"; Chino Espinoza's second commercially released studio album. Following the heels of an amazing freshman release, "Maria" had a tall order to fill; and fill and over fill did it indeed. This amazing New Release consists of a collection of tailored picked tracks that will make all Salsa music aficionados, and diehard dancers, scream for more. From revisited classic tracks to hard salsa, cha cha chas, and Los Angelesque style breaks and arrangements, "Maria" is a fresh new release with Chino's trademark sound well embedded.
Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Tito Nieves at Roccopulco October 16th CANCELLED

September 17, 2009 by  
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In San Francisco Bay Area's exclusive 
presentation by El Pavaroti de La Salsa
Friday, October 16, 2009

Live @ Roccapulco Supper Club

Get Your Tickets Here

Don't miss this stellar night of Salsa…

Featuring DJ Lcaballero & Tony O

 Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA


Noche Cubana at Club 101 San Rafael Oct. 2nd

September 11, 2009 by  
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Canal Alliance will be hosting its  1st Social Gathering at Club 101 in San Rafael, CA. The night is expected to be a fun & lively event where co-workers, friends, family, donors, clients get together to have fun. All proceeds will be donated to Canal Alliance.
When: Friday, October 02, 2009 
Where: Club 101
              815 W Francisco Blvd. 
              San Rafael, CA 
Canal Alliance "Noche Cubana" promises to be an enjoyable evening of  good food, friends & dancing for a great cause. 
This special evening will include:
~ Sumptuous appetizers provided  by The Food Cooperative   
~ Salsa lesson 8:00 PM by Angie Salsera
~ Live Music by Pasion Habanera 9:00 PM
~ Cigar patio
$15 per person
21 and up
Dress: Festive 
Get ready to have some fun!!!


Dinner and dancing with Los Boleros December 26th and 27th at Pena Pachamama, North Beach, SF

July 28, 2009 by  
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An evening of fine dining and a show by Los Boleros. There will be a 7:30 show and a 9:30 show. You must make a reservation for this place is really good. Traditional Bolivian Cuisine that is just out of this world. The tables are situated around the stage so you get a good seat no matter where you are. Pena Pachamama has become a Cultural Center in the heart of San Francisco!

We hope you can catch one of these performances!

Oct 18th, Nov. 7th, Nov. 15th, Nov. 28th, Nov. 29th Dec. 12th, 13th, 26th , 27th

For reservations, tel: 415.646.0018

1630 Powell Street, Union and Green, San Francisco

In a time of modern dance music, Los Boleros stays true to the styles of an era when music was golden. Traditional salsa, Cuban son, merengue,cumbia, vals and yes of course, bolero.

Let passion guide you!

Check out the line-up:

Zareen-vocals and clave
Felix Samuel-vocals and maracas
Ivan Chancay-vocals and guitar
Rudy Furlan-tres Cubano
Edgar Lavado-baby bass Saturday night
Eugene Warren-upright bass Sunday night

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Los Boleros Havana Dance Party

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Nov 20th Cuban Dance night at Ashkenaz -Double Header- Los Boleros and Tito y su son de Cuba!

June 5, 2009 by  
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Don't miss this night of absolutely beautiful Cuban Dance Music by two great Cuban artists. You should get your tickets online for this one.

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Los Boleros Havana Dance Party

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Doors open

Salsa lesson by Marianna

Tito y su son de Cuba

Los Boleros

Admission $13 at the door
$10 advance tickets available online

Upcoming Latin shows at Yoshi's

April 19, 2009 by  
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 18, 19, 20 and 21

"A Yoshi's Exclusive — 1st Ever Collaboration"


Yoshi's Oakland:
Thursday, June 18th – TIEMPO LIBRE
July 17, 18 & 19 – Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends
August 1 & 2 – Orchestra Baobab

Cheryl Burke Dance Studio Salsa Social, Live Dance Performances!!

Salsa Dance Social with LIVE Dance Performances!!

Sunday, October 12th 7:00pm – 12:00am

Cheryl Burke Dance Studio
1830 17th Street
San Francisco, CA

The latin symbolics dance team

Come support these amazing dance teams before they go to Compete in Puerto Rico!

Cheryl Burke's Dance teams will be heading off to the Puerto Rico Hustle & Salsa Festival that same week. Join us at the social before they fly off!

Special performances by TLS, Symbolic Mambo, and more!!

Featuring the best Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, & Cha cha from DJ Super Chino

*Lessons @ 7pm
Beginning: Rodolfo(main ballroom)
Intermediate on 2: Ava (mezzanine)

Party @ 8pm-12am

Free appetizers! Performances!

Lesson & party: $12 | Party Only: $8

Cheryl Burke Dance
1830 17th Street x DeHaro
San Francisco


Glas Kat Supper Club, Salsa Tuesdays!!

November 10, 2008 by  
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Glas Kat is THE place for Salsa Dancing in

San Francisco on Tuesdays!

If you want to dance salsa on a Tuesday night in San Francisco, AY KARAMBA is the night for you at the Glas Kat.

mr. maracas glas kat salsa dance tuesdays

Glas Kat Supper Club
520 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415.495.6620

Glas Kat Supper Club is located in the heart of the SOMA district of San Francisco. It’s a nightclub and restaurant that combines Hawaiian fusion cuisine and dance. It is one of San Francisco’s premiere nightclubs.

Dance Lessons:

Beginner Salsa lesson is- 7:45 to 8:30 with Alison Hurwitz (Metronome Ballroom/Harmony Project Dance Company). Alison is an amazing dancer and an excellent teacher of beginners. Her humor and clear instruction will have you doing the basic in no time.

Intermediate Salsa lesson is- 8:30 to 9:30 with Ricardo Tellez (RicaSalsa Dance Company). Ricardo is a salsa dancer/instructor with thousands of moves.

Once a month (3rd Tuesday)
, Rodney Aquino ( hosts a Bachata Social in the upstairs lounge with DJ El Guapo. Bachata is a Dominican dance that became popular in the Bay Area about 4 years ago – a romantic and sensual dance.

Glas Kat's Salsa DJs:
DJ Chino, Don BoriQua and El De La Clave. All are serviceable to good salsa DJs, playing a mix of salsa, cha cha cha, merengue and bachata.

Cover: $12.

If you sign up on the Glas Kat guest list (go to the website, and click on the VIP guest list for Tuesday) you get in for $5. The list closes at 5 PM, and you have to be in the club by 10 PM.

San Francisco's Secret Salsa Spot, Cigar Bar and Grill

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Cigar Bar & Grill
850 Montgomery Street
(at Gold St)
San Francisco, CA 94133

salsa dancing at the cigar bar san francisco

About the Cigar Bar:

Tucked away, down some inconspicuous stairs on Montgomery Street in North Beach, you will find a San Francisco Jewel called the Cigar Bar. It attracts locals and foreigners from all different parts of the world. I feel like I am being transported to some little place in Spain or Cuba when I enter the warmly lit bar. I am drawn in by the live Latin music playing from the small tiled dance-floor.

This isn't your normal Salsa Club, well it isn't a Salsa Club at all. It is a place where people go to enjoy a selection of tapas, great tequila (well this is a personal note), wine, live music, cigars of course, and now salsa dancing.

It feels a bit how salsa dancing was born, not in the big clubs, but in small venues where people are drinking, dining and then letting the music move them to the dance-floor.



The Cigar Bar & Grill is a leading San Francisco venue to hear live music. We are committed to providing mainstream & Latin Jazz from leading Bay Area Musicians. Don't miss out on a truly unique San Francisco music experience!

Live Music every Thursday at 9:30pm, and Friday & Saturday nights at 10pm

Offering the Bay Area’s best in Salsa, Cuban Son, Merengue, Samba, and Afro Cubano

Salsa Dancing, Latin Dancing encouraged!



The Cigar Bar & Grill features a comprehensive selection of premium rums, single malts, cognacs, wines and ports. The Mojito is a favorite specialty amongst the guests as is the house made Sangria. Try the Caipirihna made with Brazil’s Cachaca, fresh lime juice and sugar.


The Cigar Bar & Grill features tasty rustic foods prepared with care. Whether it's bar favorites like hot wings, calamari and fish tacos – to fine dinners like pistachio crusted king salmon or fork tender beef shortribs, The Cigar Bar provides delicious meals to please all palettes in the casual dining atmosphere.

Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday from 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturday from 6:00pm – 11:00pm

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Avance LIVE at Cafe Cocomo, Saturday, October 18th!!

AVANCE Live at Cafe Cocomo

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Come See the Bay Area's Hottest Salsa Band Live at Cafe Cocomo This Saturday October 4th, 2008

Cafe Cocomo

650 INDIANA STREET | SAN FRANCISCO, CA. | 415-824-6910

*Salsa lesson by Jake at 8:00pm

*Band starts at 10:00pm

*Cafe Cocomo's bar and grill is open for happy hour & dinner

*Half Price on all Drinks from 5pm-7pm

*Cover: $10 before 10pm / $20 after 10pm

avance salsa band


Avance Originates and consists of the hottest and newest talents the San Francisco Bay Area has come to know. Four electrifying, bilingual singers, a sizzling horn section, and one of the best rhythm sections on the West Coast. You put this all together and you get a new and unique sound that crosses the language barrier: Spanish and English. Leading the group is Carlos Santana percussionist, Karl Perazzo, and Co-Founder/Vocalist Armando Cordoba.

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Columbian Artists Jorge Celedon & Jimmy Zambrano LIVE at Roccapulco!!

Jorge Celedon & Jimmy Zambrano at Roccapulco

Friday October 17th, 2008

Roccapulco Supper Club

3140 MIssion Street | San Francisco, CA | Tel. 415.648.6611

Jorge Celedon & JImmy Zambrano at Roccapulco October

About Jorge Celedon:

Jorge Celedón also known as Jorgito Celedon (born March 4, 1968 in Villanueva, La Guajira) is a Colombian musician, singer of vallenato music. Celedón was one of the backup singers for the vallenato group Binomio de Oro de America who joined after the death of Rafael Orozco Maestre. In 1998, he decided to create his own vallenato group and teamed with accordionist Jimmy Zambrano.

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Me Vio Llorar

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Rumba Cafe at Cafe Cocomo this Thursday, San Francisco

Rumba Cafe Performing LIVE

Thursday October 2nd, 2008

Doors Open at 7:30pm

Cover: $10 before 10pm, $15 after 10pm

Salsa Lesson by Jake 8:00pm-9:00pm

DJ Fab Freddy at 9:00pm spinning the best of salsa, cha-cha-cha, merengue, and bachata.

Rumba Cafe performing live at 10:00pm

Cafe Cocomo
650 Indiana Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

rumba cafe at cafe cocomo

Jesus Diaz Latin Jazz Ensemble at Bruno's Thursday, San Francisco

Come See Jesus Diaz

Latin Jazz Ensemble at Bruno's

Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 10:00pm

Brunos san francisco

Welcome to Bruno's, a historic landmark venue nestled in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. We take great pride in offering a diverse line up of weekly music from live jazz, hip hop, soul, funk, rock, and latin to a collection of the Bay Area's finest DJ's spinning high energy dance parties on the weekends. For details regarding our weekly entertainment line up please do not hesitate to call us directly at Bruno's. Schedules are updated on the website weekly.

Bruno's – San Francisco

2389 Mission St
San Francisco, California 94110

Jesus Diaz at Bruno\'s October 2008

About Jesus Diaz:

Join Jesus Diaz and his ensemble as the play the latest in contemporary, progressive afro-Cuban jazz. Jesus is a Cuban born percussionist and vocalist is a pioneer in bringing a special blend of traditional, folkloric and modern/timba influences to the Bay Area sound. His local and worldwide performances in collaboration with world renowned and acclaimed artists, are recognized for their contributions to the richness of an ever expanding musical genre worldwide.

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